Most dental students know what it’s like to live on a budget. After graduation, money will stay tight when student loans come due. Before long, a new dentist will want to buy a practice, buy a house or start a family. As your dental career begins, your financial planning skills will be just as critical as your treatment planning skills.
There are many factors to consider when determining how and where you’ll practice after graduation. No matter which career path you chose, it is important that you find personal fulfillment and professional growth. There are typically three things new clinicians will need in order to be able to progress and succeed in their career.
Summer 2016 was a turning point in my dental career. I finished my fifth year in the Army and had one more year to serve on active duty to fulfill my commitment for dental school and my residency program. During dental school, I thought it would be simple to serve my time and leave the military, but as the day of decision approached, it was far from easy.
There is no magic formula for getting a high score on the Dental Admission Test (DAT), but there are things you can do to set yourself up for success. The following tips are intended to help you fully prepare for the DAT so that you can feel relaxed and confident on test day.
Have you ever searched or shopped for a product online and then opened Instagram or Facebook? You probably saw an advertisement from that company after you did. How was it able to target you so quickly, and what does this have to do with your future dental practice? The answer is remarketing, a form of online advertising that allows you to place ads in front of people who recently visited your website.
Whether you are a dental student, an experienced practitioner or someone just entering practice, time management is an important skill that can help alleviate stress. In a new episode of the Beyond the Mouth podcast from the ADA Center for Professional Success, Dr. Erinne Kennedy discusses her solutions to dealing with stress as a student and a new dentist.
I remember my first Advocacy Academy, hosted by the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA). I was nervous about participating in my first ASDA legislative event. I had never considered myself interested in politics before dental school; in fact, the topic made me uneasy. So why did I get up on a Saturday morning to come to this event?